September 13, 2004:
We are getting all of our stuff in order for our trip. We will be taking our bikes and cycling the South Island starting at Queenstown and working our way to Nelson.
November 1, 2004:
We are ready to leave in 2 days and we are very excited. Winter has arrived early in the
Wasatch and we have been skiing both of the last 2 weekends in fresh powder. Alta has had
over 115" of snow and already has a base of over 75". The last 2 Sundays has been 18-24"
of great powder. It is hard to pack a bike when ski season is already in full swing.
We got our bikes disassembled and packed yesterday, Hopefully they will arrive safe and
sound. We are packing just the bare essentials outside of bike gear/tools/part. We
will only check our bikes and the bike trailer. We will carry on our panniers which
will have all of our cloths and sleeping bags (they only weight 12lbs). We are limited
on our domestic NZ flights to 44lbs of checked baggage, we will be a little over, but
not bad. Our bikes packed are about 35 lbs and the trailer will be around 25. We have
a total of about 80 lbs of gear between the 2 of us (that is everything we have excluding
bikes). We will hope to be able to post an update when we arrive in Queenstown.
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